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January 7th, 2019

Ace in the Hole

The SEC Gauntlet has begun. With four teams ranked in the top-20 and solid coaching top to bottom there will be no off-night in this league. Unless your Tennessee because they dismantled Georgia. But Kentucky learned that immediately during their trip to Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide had a losing streak of 21 games to ranked opponents prior to Johnson’s arrival. Avery Johnson is now 12-10 against such opponents during his tenure as Alabama’s head coach. The SEC is trending up and should make for interesting league play. That is if Tennessee doesn’t run away with the title.

January 6th

Iron Lion Zion

Player of the Week

Zion Williamson, Duke

January 4th

Bennie and the Nets

Pac-12 Player of the Week

Bennie Boatwright, USC

January 3rd

Bear Necessities

Player of the Week

Tristan Clark, Baylor

Rumble Young Man, Rumble

Player of the Week

Cassius Winston, Michigan State

January 1st

On the Prowl

Player of the Week

Marcquise Reed, Clemson Tigers

December 27th, 2018

Rak 'Um

Player of the Week

Nick Rakocevic, USC

December 26th

Strus Relief

Player of the Week

Max Strus, Senior, G, DePaul Blue Demons

Max StrusMax StrusIt’s been quite a senior sendoff for the 6-6 guard from Hickory Hills, Illinois. Last Friday’s performance against UIC made it quite clear that he is going to be tough to stop this season.

December 25th

On the Mark

Player of the Week

Markell Johnson, NC State

Markell JohnsonMarkell JohnsonAs the engine for one of the country’s most explosive offenses, NC State’s Markell Johnson delivered a career high 27 points against a top-ten Auburn team. Along with the spectacular offensive performance, which included 5 made three-point attempts, the junior added 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals.

December 22nd

Cool Cat

For those of you jumping on the college hoops train with this break for bowl season, there’s a lot to talk about. SEC? Pretty good. Tennessee has been better than expected, and they were a top-five team heading into the preseason. Crazy to think a co-champion of the SEC returning all it’s players from a year ago made them…better. But seriously, Auburn is as good as advertised. Mississippi State is 11-1 and ranked in the AP poll. My pick to win the SEC, Kentucky? Eh.